Review Brew: Loki #5
Writer: Daniel Kibblesmith
Artist: Andy MacDonald
Colors: David Curiel
Letters: VC’s Clayton Cowles
Covers: Todd Nauck & Rachel Rosenberg
Editor: Sarah Brunstad; Wil Moss
Publisher: Marvel Comics
We begin in the past as Loki recounts his first meeting with a certain surly Canadian and it’s friggin’ adorable as they take on bank robbers and more while Loki mercilessly teases him and Logan is… Logan.
In the present we have the return of one of my all time favorite characters: Verity Willis, Loki’s best friend who’s been absent since the end of Agent of Asgard and sorely missed. Her timing couldn’t be better as Loki is starting to think he’s lost his mind due to the events of the previous issue and his newfound ability to see the past and the future. There’s no order to the events however and Loki is, to put it mildly, freaking out.
Kibblesmith once again captures Loki’s voice so well, there were parts of this issue that had me laughing out loud while others were just unbearably sad. There’s also a lot of groundwork laid for the ongoing mystery of what, exactly, The Children of Eternity have done to Loki…and the fallout for everyone else in the multiverse.
The artwork of Andy MacDonald is serviceable, with moments of brilliance – the brawl Loki and Logan engage in is fantastic and the up close facial work is great – but it loses something in the larger scenes becoming generic at best. However David Curiel and Clayton Cowles do such fantastic ink and lettering work that you almost don’t notice.
I have a feeling I know where at least some of this is going: after all this isn’t the first time Logan’s been able to shake off a reality warp and that ability, plus Verity being a living lie detector, will probably come in handy as Loki tries to figure out just what is going on and I’m here for the ride.
Four bullets out of Five
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